Step 1: Read Reading Assignment 2: Not enough fruit and vegetables or too many Cookies…. (found in the content for week 5). This article is an analysis comparing the effect of adding more fruits and vegetables to the diet vs. removing junk from the diet and their effects on reducing obesity. Considering the need to reduce the steady increases in obesity rates among individuals I thought this may be a good topic for debate.
Step 2: Answer the following (there are no right answers here)::
Do you agree with the findings?
What, if any would the Flaws of this research be (is there anything you felt was left out)? What lingering questions do you have?
Are there any interventions or recommendations you could mention that might improve the outcome of reducing obesity?
Remember to include references for any outside information and when referencing this article.
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Nutrition Student: Professor: Course title: Date: Nutrition In their study, Cohen et al. (2010) contrasted vegetable/fruit consumption, physical activity, and discretionary calorie consumption from selected foods compared with the dietary guidelines of 2005. As per the findings of their study, the population-weighted mean everyday intake of calories from alcohol, soda, salty snacks, cookies and candy was 617 in Southern Louisiana and 438 in Los Angeles County. Consumption of alcohol was just a tiny fraction of the calories consumed. The authors also found that discretionary calorie intake from a number of items surpassed the 2005 guidelines by over 120 percent in Southern Louisiana and sixty percent in Los Angeles County. In contrast,